Sarah Grant has seen a lot of growth in her time working with Meals on Wheels (MOW) in Canowindra. “When I first started, we were funded for 2,000-3,000 meals per year. We now provide over 15,000 meals per year,” she said.
Sarah, who works as assistant food services coordinator for Cabonne Council in the Canowindra Home and Community Care (HACC) office, is proud of MOW and the high quality food it provides. Its repertoire boasts a variety of 40 large meals with 30 mini meals and 20 different desserts.
“You would only eat the same thing once a month,” said Sarah. “There is a mindset from years gone by that our meals are ‘hospital slop,’ but it is so much more than that now. They are as good as any frozen meal that you would buy in any shop.”
Older Canowindra locals are encouraged to join the service and begin receiving meals as soon as possible. Sarah said that residents should not be worried about ordering from MOW, as an increase of clients only helps the cause.
“The more people we can service, the more money we are funded and the more we are funded, the more services we can provide, including the variety of meals,” Sarah explained.
HACC also provides other services including social outings, lawn mowing service, card making and knitting groups and community transport.
For more information or to volunteer, call Sarah at the HACC office on 6344 1199.